Did anyone catch President Obama’s call to “consolidate” the bureaucracies under the executive so he can make government “more efficient?” If so, did you suddenly hear the voices of Patrick Henry, George Mason and the rest of the Anti-Federalists ringing in your ears? The Anti-Federalists objected to the original Constitution because they believed it gave too much power to the executive branch. Now Obama is calling for the President to be given total, unlimited authority over what would amount to the entire government. Our founders would have recognized this as a call to make himself king!
It should be remembered that the bureaucracies were established to get around the restrictions intentionally placed in the U.S. Constitution. We know this because the people who advocated these bureaucracies openly said this was one of the primary objectives. They got their real start under Woodrow Wilson, who made the same arguments President Obama made last night: the need for more centralized power for the purposes of flexibility, efficiency and speed in government. But these bureaucracies were also intentionally designed to be insulated from any form of democratic or Constitutional controls. Wilson argued for “ruling elites” to run these bureaucracies under a form of tenure, so as not to be subjected to the will of the People so they could make the decisions they felt were best for the nation. Nothing has changed: Obama is still trying to complete what Wilson and the Progressive movement started. If he succeeds, your individual rights and liberty will end in this nation forever. You will be living under a collectivist regime.
Congress has become increasingly irrelevant. It hasn’t even passed a budget in the last three years – one of its primary Constitutional duties. Now the President openly and repeatedly asserts that he will not “wait on Congress” anymore, he will simply go around them. What’s more, he is asking the American People to give him the power to do so. So, why is it the only people who see what is happening in this nation are immigrants who have recently come to this country to escape similar regimes? Have we fallen so far that we no longer recognize tyranny when we see it? It is time we face the truth: we are watching the formation of a fascist dictatorship in our own nation.